It’s been over 20 years now since the face of anime was changed forever, not just in Japan, but around the globe. On April 3, 1998, viewers tuned into TV Tokyo were treated to a series so out-of-this-world, it is still remembered to this day for its genre-defining themes and antics. I’m talking of course, about Shinichiro Watanabe’s legendary anime series Cowboy Bebop, which in the year 2018 is celebrating an incredible 20th anniversary.
In recognition of the big two-zero, the city of Tachikawa in Tokyo is playing host to a limited-time theatrical screening of both the entire Cowboy Bebop television series, as well as the Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heavens Door anime film. Not just that, but these screenings will also feature an all-new adjusted audio track offering the “best-quality sound screenings” with bolstered sounds and adjusted details to make the anime feel more alive than ever before.
Split up into separate screenings, episodes 1 – 13 will be shown on August 18, while episodes 14 – 26 are being shown on August 25. Additionally, there will be a one-week screening of Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door from August 25 – August 31. Those in attendance at the screenings will also have the unique opportunity to take place in the talk portions with the anime’s original staff members, with episodes 1 – 13 being joined by director Shinichiro Watanabe, music director Shiro Sasaki, and scriptwriter Dai Sato. Following on from that, episodes 14 – 26 will be joined by series producer Masahiko Minami, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, and journalist Ryota Fujitsu.
Taking place at Cinema City theater in Tachikawa, Tokyo, further information on the upcoming screenings can be found via the official website.
Source: Anime News Network